Global Impact

DUSON Welcomes Students from 9 Countries for Global Health Course

Duke University School of Nursing welcomes international students from Barbados, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Oman, Philippines, Taiwan and the United States. The students are joining the Duke community for a two-week course, Exploring Global Patterns of Health and Illness. International participants are joined by three DUSON ABSN students and one DUSON MSN student.

Bringing the World to DUSON: International Elective Enriches Global Perspective

Non-communicable diseases kill 40 million people each year, equivalent to 70 percent of all deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization. The maladies, also known as chronic diseases, include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. More importantly, these diseases aren’t limited to the United States.

Having a Global Perspective Is a Two-Way Street

Having a vision statement of “take DUSON to the world, and bring the world to DUSON” might seem a little daunting, but in the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI), they are very clear about their mission — creating successful, two-way global partnerships.

“It must be mutually beneficial,” said Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN, associate dean for Global and Community Health Affairs. “Our vision for global health right now is guiding everything about our work.”

Batchelor-Murphy Appointed Dual Fellowship Role

Melissa Batchelor-Murphy was recently appointed as a 2017-2018 Health and Aging Policy Fellow and as a 2017-2018 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. Batchelor-Murphy was selected based on her commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential and interest in impacting policy. 

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program views health in a broad context which extends beyond just health care. They define health and aging policies as policies that aim to improve the whole well-being of older adults.

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